Accessing counselling when you are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind works best when it reflects your communication needs.

We understand the barriers that you can face and offer a free, confidential counselling service for those aged 18 or over who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind throughout Lothian. You will benefit from a counselling service specially designed to meet your needs.

We offer counselling in British Sign Language (without an interpreter) and English. A personal loop system and communication in written English are available for people who are deafened or hard of hearing. This counselling service offers telephone and video counselling.

The service is provided in association with NHS Lothian.

What is counselling?

Counselling is a confidential and supportive relationship with someone who is trained and experienced in helping people talk about the difficulties they are experiencing in their lives and helps to build trust and overcome personal challenges to take greater control of life.

Who are our counsellors? 

One of our counsellors is Deaf and the others have extensive experience of working with deaf people and receive professional supervision.

Watch the videos below for more on our service and on the benefits of counselling.

To find out more about the Lothian Deaf Counselling Service make an enquiry below. You’ll hear back within 10 working days. Alternatively call 0131 225 8508.

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Lothian Deaf Counselling Service – Health in Mind

Mental Health Overarching Explanation – Deafscotland

Its Good to Talk – Deafscotland